Mrs Orr and Primary 4/5 would like to remind parents that the Micro-Tyco Skill Auction is taking place on Friday 6th March at 10am in the school. Please click here Skills Lots to see a list of the auction lots available.
The boys and girls are excited to welcome friends and family to enjoy our annual Burns celebration. The children have been busy learning poems and songs to celebrate the life and times of Robert Burns.
There will be a variety of entertainment from each class and we look forward to seeing you all on Friday afternoon!
Primary 4/5 from Uplawmoor are currently taking part in a topic called Micro-Tyco. Micro-Tyco is a challenge where children are given £1 and challenged to grow it into as much money as possible in four weeks.
At the end of the four weeks all the money created by the pupils will be invested by a charity called WildHearts who will provide loans to small businesses in the developing world helping them earn their way out of poverty with dignity.
So far we have made door stops, bracelets and wine charms and sold them at the village shop. We are running a weekly tuck shop at school and have planned a movie afternoon on Friday 27th February at the Mure Hall. The cost of entry is £2.50 and there will be juice and sweets available for the children to buy. Any child who does not bring money to buy a movie ticket will stay at school with a member of staff.
We are also running a Skills Auction which will take place in school in the afternoon of 7th March at 2.15pm. This is where rather than goods people donate time, skills or special treats to attract bids.
Common promises offered are; baby-sitting, car washing, ironing, guitar lessons, dog walking, computer help, aromatherapy session, gardening, painting and decorating or the use of holiday home
The list really is endless. Everyone can do something. If you have a business such as hairdressing, massage, reflexology offering an auction freebie can also be a great way to market your services to a wide audience and gain new customers. If you would like to take part please contact Mrs Orr on with a note of your name and the skill you would be prepared to offer. You do not have to have a child at the school to take part. We would love to involve as many people in the village as possible.
Please help us out as all the money is going to a really worthwhile cause. The more the merrier!
The pursuers and defenders of Primary 6 and 7 were called to court on Monday 26th January in the case of Mrs Telfer vs Talk and Text Communications. Uplawmoor Primary School took part in the West of Scotland category and were competing against two other Primary Schools in Glasgow.
The children did a wonderful job and representing their clients and have worked so hard to ensure they were prepared for court. Amongst the children we had witnesses, solicitors, reporters, gown makers and court artists.
A special well done to Niamh who was the defending solicitor and Erin who was the pursuing solicitor. You both took on a very important (and scary) role and made us all very proud.
This was a once in a lifetime experience for the children and allowed them to apply their learning in a real life context. We await the results…
Primary 6/7 were lucky enough to work with Dee and Derek from Show Racism the Red Card last Monday. The morning started with some football activities with Derek which helped us work in a team and treat each other fairly. Dee worked with the us in the afternoon and explained what racism actually is and taught us to treat everybody with respect no matter what colour their skin is, what nationality they are, what their beliefs are and what religion they may be. Show Racism the Red Card is the UK’s anti-racism educational charity and was established in January 1996. The organisation utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society. The majority of the campaign’s output is the delivery of education to young people and adults.
Primary 6/7 were invited to Eastwood House on Friday 9th January to debate in front of the Lord Provost. They chose the motion “every child should use an Ipad in primary school instead of jotters and textbooks“.
The children worked hard on their opposing and proposing arguements and the the final vote was against themotion (8 votes against, 7 votes for).
Primary 6/7 are looking for some help to make 3 barrister gowns for our pupil solicitors. We are competing against other schools in Scotland’s Mock Court Case initiative and our solicitors have to wear correct attire.
If you can sew (and preferably own a machine) Megan-Jane and Emily would be delighted to receive some help as it is their job, as gown makers, to create gowns for their solicitors.
Please contact the school on 0141 570 7460 if you could help.
We are also looking to source some more black material, therefore, if you have any spare material that could be of use please do not hesitate to let us know.
A big than you to Mrs Sanders who, already, has helped us in our search for material!
The Uplawmoor PSA would like to thank everyone who worked so hard over the last few weeks and on Friday and Saturday in particular, to make the School Christmas Fayre such a success.
P6/7 worked hard in the beauty Parlour painting and nails and faces and tattooting and decorating crazy hairstyles, as well as running the toy stall and mini tombola.
Thank you also to all the parents and staff manning the tea rooms, selling crafts, minding Santa and running raffles and knocking doors to sell tickets. Thank you to all our stall holders and everyone who came to support us on Saturday. It was very busy with lots of gifts and beautiful crafts to choose from.
Massive thanks also to Mr Wright who had to come in very early to make sure the tea urn was on and to Mrs Watson for her endless patience answering questions, printing tickets and most importantly opening the door for us many times!
We are delighted to report that the Christmas Fayre raised a whopping £1374 this year. Well done to all!
We look forward to helping out at the Carols and Shortbread and would like to wish all the pupils, staff and parents of Uplawmoor Primary School a very Happy Christmas!
Team Uplawmoor have triumphed again! On Friday Niamh, Tiana, Rob and Shannon represented our school in the Intergenerational Quiz held in Paisley. Along with their ‘wiser’ friends they managed to beat off the competition to come overall first place – winning by 2 clear points.
What a fantastic achievement! We are all very proud of you.
Primary 6/7 took a trip to Glasgow’s City Chambers as part of their Mock Court Case topic. They learned about civil law and gained some insight into the different roles and responsibilities of those who work in law.
To gain further understanding for our own court case, the children also listened to experts talk about taxes, mobile phone contracts and how to design a barrister’s robe. Megan-Jane was picked to model an actual gown used in court!
“Our case is about a lady called Mrs Telfer and she hasn’t paid her mobile phone bill to the company ‘Talk and Text’. There are different jobs for us like witnesses, lawyers, gown makers and artists.” Amy Cupples P6
On Monday 17th November, Primary 1/2 visited Caldwell Church. Mr Donaldson helped us to learn about what happens at a christening. He christened our baby ‘Diamond Christie’ which was the name chosen by P1/2. The parents of baby Diamond are Daniel and Katlyn and the godparents are Mikey and Lucy. Mr Donaldson explained to the children how he uses the water to christian the baby.
Primary 6/7 would like to say a huge THANK YOU to those who have purchased one of our ‘Welcome to Uplawmoor’ DVDs. As part of our enterprise topic, we decided it would be useful to make a DVD for children who may join our school in the middle of their education. The DVD gives them an opportunity to meet teachers, children and staff and learn a little about life at Uplawmoor Primary. We planned, filmed, edited and burned our movie onto disc. We also used our art and ICT skills to design a front cover and used our literacy skills to write an informative leaflet to accompany the DVD. In maths, we researched the cost of a tripod and decided on a suitable pricing plan which covered our costs of the blank DVDs and made us a fair profit.
So far we have raised £48 which will go towards buying our own tripod for future filming opportunities. If you would like to buy one of our DVDs, please put £2 in an envelope with your child’s name clearly written on the front and we will be delighted to provide you with a DVD and a leaflet.
Please note, the DVDs can only be watched on a laptop or computer.
Primary 7 are studying World War 1 and prepared a Remembrance Assembly for the whole school. Niamh, Tiana, Rob, Innes, Erin and Shannon spoke about how we can show our respect for those who have fought in past and present wars and remember those who lost their lives fighting for our country.
P7 will be coming round each class everyday next week so if you would like a poppy, please bring a donation.
All of the pupils were very excited to be invited to a Primary 1/2 party last Thursday afternoon. Each class received an invitation written and designed by Primary 1/2 and we were delighted to be part of their celebrations which linked with their topic ‘Special Times’.
There was lots of delicious food to eat and a variety of party games. The Primary 1/2 children selected their own music and we were entertained with dancing, party games, face painting and Wii dancing.
The pupils, staff and parents of Uplawmoor Primary School got stuck into the weeding to ensure our grounds stay tidy and green! Despite the rain, we all got our hands dirty (well, almost all of us) and dug up those nasty weeds. The Gardening Committee will no doubt organise another whole school weed soon so watch this space.
A big thank you to the parents who came along to help us!
On Wednesday 8th October, some pupils from Uplawmoor Primary were chosen to go to Wholefoods supermarket in Giffnock. Tiana, Emma, Amy, Abigale and Josh went along to learn about the packaging of foods. We learned about what makes a great label and what information must be on a label. We have been given the chance to create our own label which will be stuck on our own crab apple jelly. We are in the middle of designing our artwork which will be sent to Wholefoods and used for our own jelly. It’s really exciting!